Campbellville, Ontario

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Campbellville
Compact Rural Community
Campbellville, Ontario.jpg
Etymology: Named for John Campbell
Campbellville is located in Southern Ontario
Campbellville
Campbellville
Location in Southern Ontario
Coordinates: 43°29′17″N 79°58′56″W / 43.48806°N 79.98222°W / 43.48806; -79.98222Coordinates: 43°29′17″N 79°58′56″W / 43.48806°N 79.98222°W / 43.48806; -79.98222[1]
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Regional municipality Halton
Town Milton
Settled 1832 (1832)
Police village 1914
Amaglamated 1974
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (Eastern Time Zone)
Postal code L0P 1B0
Area code(s) 905, 289, 365
NTS Map 030M05
GNBC Code FAOED

Campbellville is a compact rural community[1] in the geographic township of Nassagaweya in the Town of Milton, Regional Municipality of Halton, Ontario, Canada.[1] It is on the Niagara Escarpment and is a tourist destination for residents of the Greater Toronto Area.

History[edit]

Campbellville is named for John Campbell, who settled there in 1832. A saw mill was later built. A tavern was opened in 1847 by Mr. Priest. A hotel was also located in the early settlement, which burned down around 1930. The first store and post office were noted in 1849, located in William Campbell's home and operated by Malcolm Campbell.[2]

Campbelleville was incorporated as a police village in 1914.[3]

Campbellville was originally part of Nassagaweya Township, and it was noted in 1932 that Campbellville "was, as it is now, the most important centre" in the township.[2] Nassagaweya Township was part of Halton County until 1974, when the Regional Municipality of Halton was created and the township became part of the town of Milton.[citation needed]

Arts and culture[edit]

Located in Campbellville are Mohawk Racetrack, a harness racing venue; Crawford Lake Conservation Area, Mennonite furniture shops, an ice cream parlour, and Cristello's Village Market. The world's largest antique leaded stained glass store and museum, The Stonehouse of Campbellville, is also located in Campbelleville.

Churches include St. David's Presbyterian Church, founded in 1869. Its current building dates to 1891 with an addition built in 1999. St. David's cemetery dates back to 1908.[citation needed] The Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Canada has its Episcopal Headquarters in Campbelville.[4]

Home of Esther the Wonder Pig and friends, Cornelius the turkey and Shelby the dog "[1]."

Education[edit]

  • Hitherfield School
  • Brookville Public School
  • Hitherfield School, a private co-educational day school[5]

Notable people[edit]

Jim Perry (tv host, Canada & US; Miss Canada Pageant, Definition, Sale of the century, Card Sharks etc)

Bordering towns[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Campbellville". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2018-08-18.
  2. ^ a b "The Old Man of the Big Clock Tower". Acton Free Press. August 4, 1932.
  3. ^ "Milton Town Hall Heritage: History Meets Modern Day" (PDF). Town of Milton. Retrieved March 27, 2017.
  4. ^ "Diocese of Canada." Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America. Retrieved on February 27, 2011. "Residence: Holy Transfiguration Serbian Orthodox Monastery 7470 McNiven Rd RR #3 Campbellville, Ontario L0P 1B0"
  5. ^ http://www.hitherfield.com
  6. ^ http://www.edmsauce.com/2014/10/10/deadmau5-purchased-beautiful-5-million-house-canada/